December 2017 Community Newsletter

Sending some Holiday Cheer: December

December 2017

The holiday season is here and our Winter Craft Fair is underway. Come by Sunday December 10th and 17th for some lovely artisan goods. Paint the day away with Watercolour Magic, happening Saturday December 9th and 16th. Plan ahead for January, mark your calendars with the many events and new programs coming this winter season. Finally, note that River District Centre will be closed from December 24th until January 1st. We will re-open on January 2nd.

From all of us at River District Centre, we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season!


Date: Sundays, December 10th & 17th, 2017
Time:  11:00am to 4:00pm
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr Street)

There are two more Sundays to check out our River District Winter Craft Fair. From craft artisans, to bakers, to candlestick makers, and so much more, you will find some wonderful gifts and beautiful holiday treasures here.  For more information about the market and to see our list of vendors, click here.


Date & Time:
Saturday, January 13th, 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Monday, January 15th, 2018 from 6 to 10pm
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr Street)

Come see what the City has planned for River District in the years ahead. There will be representatives from the City of Vancouver as well as from Wesgroup Properties. More details to come here.


This month get to know people down by the river.


Date: Saturdays, December 9th & 16th, 2017
Time: 1:00 to 4:00pm
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)
Fee: $35.00 per session + one time $10 for supplies

Watercolour Magic will concentrate on teaching the fundamentals of watercolour while helping you to paint a piece you will be proud to hang in your home or give to someone special for Christmas. ​​​​​​​Register at River District Centre or email


Date: Starting January 2nd
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)

Fit 4 Two is back for a new year of prenatal and mom and baby class. Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon there will be mom and baby classes. Wednesday in January there will be the fabulous Tummies and Infant Massage combo class. Pregnant ladies – Saturday afternoons will feature prenatal fitness. Sign up and see Fit 4 Two’s full list of classes here


Date: Mondays, starting January 8th
Time: 9:30 to 10:30am
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)
Fee: $90 for 6 class series or $20 Drop-In (Drop-ins must have Pilates experience)

New in January – Pilates down by the river. We’re welcoming Pilates instructor Marla. She will be guiding participants through a 6-week pilates mat work series where individuals will learn classic exercises with variations to suit many different fitness levels. Breathing as well as some basic anatomy will be covered to help participants gain a deeper understanding and be able to practice on their own. Come join Marla for this great opportunity – learn this system from the ground up! More information here.


Date: Sundays, January 21st to April 15th
Time: 9:30 to 11:30am
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)

Join the 2018 Vancouver Sun Run InTraining Program! Training starts in January and the run takes place on Sunday April 22nd .

For more details and to register here


See what’s happening at River District.

Stop by this month for Romer’s Holiday Burger – Christmas dinner in a burger! This festive favourite is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Made with a turkey patty, house made stuffing, cranberry sauce, fried sage leaves, and plenty of house-made gravy served with fresh cut fries. $15.95 – on for a limited time.

Be sure to stop by Everything Wine – Going to a Christmas gathering? Wine makes the perfect gift! There are sales ALL month, and the tasting bar is open every day until 6:00pm for sampling. Take the hassle out of finding the right bottle and a few snacks to complement- pick up one of their holiday gift baskets.

River District Farmers Market Survey Reminder – Did you come to our Farmers Market this season? We wanna hear from you!  Fill out our visitor’s survey here.​​​​​​​

River District Yoga New Fees in the new year – Please note that starting January 2nd Yoga drop-in will be $12 and $100 for a 10 class pass.

Holiday closure at River District Centre – We will be closed for the Holiday Season from Sunday, December 24th to Monday, January 1st. We will re-open Tuesday, January 2nd at 11:00am.

Ladies Night at Mandeville Gardens – Thank you to the ladies who joined us to make Grinch Trees for our November Ladies Night, what a festive treat! A special thank you to Garden Works at Mandeville for hosting us. Interested in attending a class at the nursery? Check out their events page here. Have ideas for future ladies nights? Send them to


Come check out the River District Centre Programs.
If you have any programming ideas, let us know!

Kids’ Activities

Family Place: Tues & Thurs​​​​​​​

Last session is Dec 21

Healthy Together: Thurs

Last session is Dec 21

Adult Programs

Knitting Club: Dec 10,
Jan 7 & 21

Meditation: No classes in December

Health & Fitness

FitUFitness: Mon, Tues, Wed, & Thurs
(no classes on Dec 13 & 14)

Zumba: Mon
(no classes on Dec 4 & 18)

Yoga: Tues, Thurs, & Sat
(no class on Dec 14)

Mindful Mov’t: Wed
(no class on Dec 20)



Avalon 3, Wesgroup’s newest community in River District Vancouver is garnering a lot of attention from buyers lately – with good reason. With the midrise and townhomes over 80% sold – we are now selling the highrise homes in River District’s tallest tower.

Don’t miss the best views from the beautifully landscaped outdoor pool and hot tub as well as upgraded features and finishings in all suites.


  • 25,000 SQFT of shops, eateries and everyday services
  • 25 acres of open public green space
  • 1.5 KM waterfront walking path
  • Community Centre
  • Elementary School
  • Daycares

See for yourself what all the excitement is about.

The River District Sales Centre at 3302 North Arm Ave is open daily from 12pm to 5pm, until December 21st. We will be closed for the holidays starting December 22nd, 2017 and will re-open January 2nd, 2018. To book a private appointment during this time please call 604.879.8830 or email



Thank you to everyone who has visited us at Fraser Flats since we opened our doors this fall. We’ve enjoyed meeting each and every one of you! Fraser Flats offers spacious brand-new rental homes in Vancouver starting from $1,395 per month. You’ll find high-end finishes, dishwashers, and convenient in-suite laundry washer/dryers. These pet-friendly homes will be move-in ready this spring. If you haven’t visited yet, we’re open daily so come on by and see our show suite, meet the leasing team and enjoy a warm coffee or hot chocolate with us. We’re looking forward to accepting applications in the new year. In the meantime, you can see a selection of our homes that will be available for rent in the coming months by clicking the images below.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


You can find us at the River District Sales & Rental Centre, located at 3302 North Arm Avenue, Vancouver.  We’re open daily 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

The River District Sales & Rental Centre will close for the holidays from Thursday, December 21st to Monday, January 1st. Re-opening Tuesday, January 2nd. Be sure to visit the Sales & Rental Team before they close.